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saudi arabia, qatar, other gulf countries. you saw in today's paper the u.s. has the policy essentially of not arming the rebels directly, but allowing or possibly assisting in indirectly arming the rebels through countries like these gulf countries, saudi arabia and qatar. and the problem you have is many private citizens from these countries, in fact, don't espouse democratic values, per se. but support more militant islamic groups. >> clarissa, let me ask you about that "new york times" piece this morning that says a lot of these arms being supplied by saudi arabia and qatar are going into the hands of these hard line islamic jihadists and not these more secular opposition groups. is this a blow to u.s. strategy there? >> i think it absolutely is. because there's a very real sense that the u.s. has lost an opportunity here by taking such a hands-off approach to the syrian conflict. they've really lost the opportunity to influence the -- what's happening on the ground and to ensure that groups and opposition members who do espouse more democratic values have any real success or power
't seem to ring true to the american people. >> the u.s. anti-doping agency said armstrong was at the center of the most sophisticated doping program ever seen. >> a black bear had a school scrambling. >> we got that going. we still learned something today. >> for the oakland a's they'll live another day. >> did he do it again? he did! >> all that. >> 15-week old walrus about to make his debut in brooklyn. >> great, another brooklyn hipster with a ridiculous moustache. >> and all that matters. >> tickle me elmo. tickle me bill moyers. tickle everybody. >> on "cbs this morning." >> larry pushed me to be great and i hope i pushed him to be great. >> i guess the real message tonight for magic johnson is >> i guess the real message tonight for magic johnson is find somebody to hate. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose in los angeles. norah o'donnell is in new york. new poles show the race between president obama and governor mitt romney is getting tighter. a new quinnipiac "new york times" poll of likely voters in three crucial swing sta
to the presidential race. >> abu hamza al masri a long sought terror suspect has been extradited to the u.s. he'll stand trial in civilian court. >> texas cheerleaders display bible verses on the football field, bringing a new glare of controversy under the friday night lights. >> returning marine surprises his kid brother for an emotional reunion with a very happy ending. all that and so much more on cbs "this morning," saturday, october 6, 2012. >>> and good morning. welcome to the weekend. nice to be with you. >> we're here again. back again. >> one more time. we have breaking news a verdict in the trial of pope benedict's butler. we begin this morning with the race for the white house. and the abrupt turn brought on by the latest jobs numbers. the labor department said friday the nation's unemployment rate fell to 7.8% in september. that's the first time it's fallen below 8% since just after president obama took office in 2009. it's a bit of a relief for the president who is trying to move past a bad performance at the first presidential debate. his opponent mitt romney says the job numbers
. >> the u.s. anti-doping agency said lance armstrong was at the center of the doping scandal. >> a black bear had a school scrambling. forced a lock down. >> the oakland a's will live another day! can they do it again? he did. >> all that -- >> 15--week-old walrus. >> great another brooklyn hipster with a ridiculous mustache. >> tickle me elmo, tickle me bill moyers, tickle everybody. >> on cbs "this morning." >> larry pushed me to being a great and i hope i pushed him to being a great. >> i guess the message tonight, magic johnson, find somebody to hate. >>> welcome to cbs "this morning." i'm charlie rose in los angeles. norah o'donnell is in new york. new polls show the race between president obama and governor mitt romney is getting tighter. a new quinnipiac university-cbs nes-"new york times" poll of likely voemters in three crucial swing states has just come out. >> romney lead by one-point in colorado. in wisconsin mr. obama's lead is three points. he had been up six in that state. however in virginia the president has increased his lead to five points. that's up one from the previ
motorcycle packed with explos e explosives into a u.s. military convoy. >> after all these years of war? >> the reason for the nato and american intervention is terrorism. terrorism has not gone away. >> governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> governor romney, president obama gearing up for their first presidential debate on wednesday. >> i don't think one of them is going to make or break this campaign. >> thursday morning we're all going to be scratching our heads and saying, wow, we have a barn burner now for the next 33 days. >> maria asked you, why didn't you tell me? what did you say? >> that i did not know how to. >> the thing that really meant the most to me kind of fell apart because of my doing. i will always look back and say, how could you have done that? >> in japan, the powerful and destructive typhoon capture on tape by an american marine. >> holy [ bleep ]. >> lindsay lohan reportedly recovering from a scuffle with a man over photos he took of her on his cell phone. >> we're told the deer wasn't injured and the skateboarder is probably still eating some d
that ansar al sharia claimed responsibility as the assault was ongoing on the u.s. consulate. >>> another republican senate candidate sets off a firestorm about rape and pregnancy. >> even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape that it is something that got intended to happen. >> a deadly shark attack in southern california. a 39-year-old man was killed while surfing in the waters off surf beach. >>> two teenagers steal a pickup and drive it in the front of the gas station. >>> korean pop star met with secretary general moon. >> you are required to wear a seat belt. put your damn seat belt on. >> all that -- >> do i get to answer or do you want to go on your own personal jihad there? >> you're accusing me of jihad? >> do you think it is now more of a campaign for undecided voters? >> i think there are about six undecided voters left in the entire country. >> undecided voters, we know that they're out there. these campaigns have spent billions of dollars trying to capture them with lawn signs, tv ads and for some lucky ohio voters an amorous david axelrod ads and for some luck
? >> if the u.s. were burning what famous person would you save and why? >> i would save oprah she's worth about 100 billion. who would you save? >> my family. >> welcome to cbs "this morning." we have new evidence governor romney is gaining ground. the race is now a dead heat. president obama led that same poll by five points before the debate. >> romney is sharpening his attacks on the president and today he'll call for changes in america's foreign policy. jan crawford is covering the romney campaign in lexington, virginia. jan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. romney was one of the president's critics on how he handled libya. subsequently that proved him right. the administration blamed the attacks in benghazi on a movie. romney has some strong words at a speech later this morning here in lexington. and implying some of the president's decisions were made for political reasons. in a major speech on foreign policy romney will attack mr. obama's leadership and set out his strategy, promising i'll affirm that my duty is not to my political prospects but to the security of the nation. rom
on the attacks that killed the u.s. ambassador. >> new polls shows mitt romney gaining ground in ohio while the obama campaign continues to battle over big bird. >>> a teenage girl in pakistan is shot for take on the taliban and okay simple breath test reveal whether you have a deadly disease. >>> we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. . >>> this deserves a thorough investigation. we need to get to the bottom of every single allegation. >> we're learning dramatic new details about the september 11th assault that took the lives of ambassador chris stevens and the others. >> officials say there was no unrest outside of the compound prior to the attack. >> a state department official is expected to testify that his request for more troops and officers was turned down. >> governor romney wants to let wall street run wild but he wants to bring the hammer down on "sesame street." >> the producers of "sesame street" wants the obama campaign to stop using big bird in his campaigns. >> and a test in front of the supreme court, whether race should be considered in
lied? >> on "cbs this morning." >> if the u.s. were burning what famous person would you save and why. >> i would save oprah. she's worth about $100 billion. >> who would you save? >> my family. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." we have new evidence governor mitt romney is gaining ground after last week's presidential debate. a new gallup poll of registered voters shows the race is in a dead heat. >> romney is sharpening his attacks on the president. today he'll call for changes in america's foreign policy. janua jan crawford is covering the romney campaign in lexington, virginia. >> reporter: good morning, norah. good morning, charlie. romney was one of the president's earliest critics on how he handle libya. his supporters say they subsequently proved him right. romney's got some tough words for the president here at the virginia military institute. he'll deliver this later this morning. and he's also implying that some of the president's decisions were made for political reasons. >> thank you! >> reporter: in a major speech on foreign policy, romney will attack mr. obama's leaders
obama failed to make during last week's debate. >>> north korea saying the u.s. is within striking distance of its missiles. >>> felix baumgartner hopes to become the first man to break the sound barrier in a freefall. >> at the end of the day if something goes wrong i have to pay for it. >>> feeling no pain. >>> crashing his car into a store. one man got hurt. >> no, this is not a game of tag. this man is actually trying to get away from a very angry stag in a london park. >>> all that -- >> and the series is tied at a game a piece. game over. cardinals even the series. >> last movie you cried at? >> with arnold. very talented. >> sexiest woman alive. >> here's hoping for next year. >>> 23 million people unemployed. when they saw the 7.8, every economist was shocked, everybody. >> 7.8% unemployment [ bleep ] everybody. >> 7.8% unemployment [ bleep ] recipe. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." new polls are showing a bigger bounce for governor mitt romney after last week's presidential debate. pew research poll shows romney ahead of president obama, 49% to 4
to the death of the u.s. ambassador in libya. >>> a surprise in the polls. mitt romney gets a big bump among women voters as he meets president obama in tonight's debate. >>> new scare in the meningitis outbreak. officials are now look iing at o new drugs that could be linked to the spread. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> i take responsibility. i'm in charge of the state department. >> secretary of state clinton takes the blame for the attack on the libyan consulate. the one that killed the u.s. ambassador and others. >> hillary clinton said the buck stop with her. >> it went an intelligence failure. nobody wants aanswers more than i do. these are people who i care deeply about. >>> the white house is promising president obama will not hold back during tonight's town hall style debate in new york. >> the first presidential showdown the democrat candidate, if you remember missed it. >> moderator candy crowley asking follow-up questions. >> if somebody asks about apples and you get an answer about oranges, you say, wait, the questio
differences between his plans and that of the president. in syria, he said the u.s. should help facilitate arming the rebellion against syrian president bashar al-assad and he said the president's restrained relationship between benjamin netanyahu has emboldened adversaries like iran. romney offered a different take on the palestinian conflict. monday he indicated he would work to resolve it. >> finally, i'll recommit america to the goal of a democratic prosperous palestinian state living side by side in peace and security with the jewish state of israel. >> reporter: now, romney's got momentum, but there's another thing he's got, and that is enthusiasm among his supporters. in that pew poll that you mentioned, norah, listen to this statistic. back in june and july, among romney's supporters, it was in the 30s of people who strongly supported him. now today, that number of strongly support is 67%. >>> rudy giuliani ran for the republican nomination in 2008 and is a supporter of governor romney. pleased to have you, mr. mayor. >> charlie, good to be with you. >> when you look at this foreig
sting operation dis disrupted a plot to blow up the u.s. federal reserve. >> a suspect from bangladesh is being held without bail. he is accused of trying to use a weapon of mass destruction and supporting al qaeda. good morning. >> good morning, norah. this was a dark and bold plot to target a crowded street in the heart of the financial district to unleash a massive explosion to kill hundreds and strike at the symbol of the u.s. economy, but forrom almost the start the co-conspiratorers were working for the fbi. 21-year-old quazimohammad nafis arrived to study cyber security. he placed what he believed to be a 1,000-pound truck bomb in front of the federal reserve bank in new york city just three blocks from ground zero. >> he came here in january of this year. he gets a student visa under the pretext of being a student at a college in missouri. and he comes here with the devout purpose of committing some sort of jihad here in the united states. >> reporter: according to the fbi, on wednesday morning, nafis drove to the bank parked the van outside and walked ac
the u.s. in a big way. >>> as the candidates sprint across the country, a new poll shows the gender gap is nearly gone. >>> former secretary of state colin powell breaks his silence about who he is endorsing for president. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >>> hurricane sandy made landfall in southern cuba this morning, already passed through jamaica and haiti with deadly results. >> powerful storm intensifies over the caribbean. >> strong category 2 sandy looks to become a menace for folks all along the u.s. east coast. >> we will see a lot of problems with wind, rain and maybe even snow. it will go down in the history books when it's all done. >>> i know it's been tough these last four years but things are about to get better. >> it is crunch time for the white house. president obama is in the midstative 40-hour coast to coast campaign marathon. >> no sleep. if you're not going to sleep you may as well be in vegas. >>> wildfire tearing through southern california has destroyed at least 14 homes. hundreds of residents were forced to
on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> the pentagon put together a package to capture the terrorists that did this. >> american airlines plans to check 11 more planes for loose seat problems. the airlines blames improperly installed clamps that allowed seats dome loose. >> she was hit by a car, got stuck in its grill and managed to survive. >> the luckiest dog i've met. >> the back of a manatee. >> looking for the woman who did it. >> leave manatees alone. >> adam greenberg hit in the head by a pitch. the first and only pitch he ever saw until tonight. knee strikes out. >> all that -- >> even if you don't care about the election. >> i know. show you my boobs. >> mr. president, china is demanding that the u.s. payback its debt in fuel immediately. >> why you got to do that. >> you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> on cbs "this morning." >> presidential candidate who blinked less during a debate or as michele bachmann put it you want me to get back into this as michele bachmann put it you want me to get back into this
about indiana's republican u.s. senate candidate. he's in some hot water over comments he made. >> all three candidates oppose abortion but none went as far as the state's current treasurer last night. >> too certainly stand for life. >> the remark came during the end of tuesday's final debate for indiana's open senate seat. when richard mourdock was asked about abortion. >> i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> after the debate mourdock clarified his comments saying god creates life and that was my point. god does not want rape and by no means was i suggesting that does. rape is a horrible thing and for anyone to twist my words otherwise is absurd and sick. but democrats were quick to capitalize. senior obama campaign adviser david axelrod tweeted mitt's man mourdock apes akin in indiana debate reflecting a gop that is way out of mainstream. >> first of all, from what i under from doctors that's really rare, if it's a legitimate rape the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. >> three
. senator obama accuses u.s. government of short changing hurricane katrina victim. >> people down in new orleans they don't care about as much. >> meanwhile joe biden just gave the republicans some great new material. >> how they can justify raises taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> i'm sorry, which candidate is he campaigning for? i'm confused. >>> had hillary clinton put together an investigation for the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> american airlines plans to check at least 11 more planes for loose seats. clamps have caused the seats to come loose on three flights. >>> hit by a car, stuck in its grill and managed to survive. >> the luckiest dog i've met. >>> now cops looking for the woman who did it. >> leave manatees alone. don't be grabbing dolphins either. >>> until tonight. >> swing and a miss and he strikes out. >>> all that -- >> even if you don't get -- >> i know. >>> pay back its debt in full immediately. >> and all that matters. >> you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a sc
provides further evidence that the u.s. economy is continuing to heal from the wounds inflicted by the worst downturn since the great depression. charlie? >> nancy, we've heard from mitt romney's campaign who said these numbers show that this is not what a real recovery looks like. they point out that he has created fewer jobs in september than in august and fewer jobs in august than in july. how do you think this plays out on the campaign trail since the main argument that mitt romney has against the president is that he can't fix the economy? >> reporter: well, the romney campaign and republicans in general, you can see they're trying to be very careful about these numbers. they don't want to look like they're cheerleading against positive economic news but they want to continue to press the point that they don't think that this recovery as you said, is happening fast enough. in that statement from governor romney this morning is likely to say something similar at a rally in virginia. he is in virginia as well this morning. he is going to say this is not
. rebecca, anthony over to you guys. >> leon panetta says the u.s. is facing a threat equivalent to 9/11. it will be carried out by computer. he describes a cyber pearl harbor. david martin has the story. >> reporter: u.s. officials say a cyber attack against the world's largest oil producer has been traced to hackers inside iran. another volley in an increasingly high stakes war going on in cyber space. defense secretary panetta warns potential enemies are developing the capability to launch devastating attacks. >> the collective result of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. an attack that would cause physical destruction and the loss of life. an attack that would paralyze and shock the nation. and create a new profound sense of vulnerability. >> reporter: iran does not have that kind of capability yet. but u.s. officials say several recent cyber attacks have been traced to hackers inside iran. panetta stopped short of blaming iran but in a speech last night described the cyber attack which occurred two months ago. >> more than 30,000 computers that it infected were
questions, too, about what happens in afghanistan after the u.s. leaves. and about his administration's handling of that attack in libya that left four americans including the u.s. ambassador dead. he's also very likely to get questions about iran. over the weekend, "the new york times" reported that the u.s. and iran had agreed in principle to one on one talks over iran's nuclear program after the election. the white house quickly denied that, though officials tell me they're very open to those talks. some republicans have called that a sign of weakness. while the president is likely to argue tonight that it's a sign of strength. a sign that sanctions that he put in place against iran are working and that iran is now more likely to negotiate. the president has spent all weekend at camp david going over background materials, meeting with his debate prep team. you'll hear him tonight argue that romney's foreign policy approach is blundering, blustering. that he messed up his one overseas trip during this campaign season. and then after this, it's a full-on campaign blitz. the president
journalist austin tice hasn't been heard from since august 13th. the u.s. government investigation has gone cold, until a disturbing video clip appeared monday on the facebook page of supporters of syrian president bashar al assad. it had been posted on youtube six days ago. a word of warning. some viewers may find the following video upsetting. the shaky 46-second-long video shows austin tice as he's being led away. blindfolded and in broken a arabic, he recites portions of a prayer and then shows signs of distress. >> oh, jesus. >> reporter: the disturbing video was not released on any known extremistwebsites. the u.s. state department can't verify whether the man in the video is austin tice, but friends say the man featured is the 41-year-old former marine. they say the video may be staged, saying the clothing is native to afghanistan, not syria. >> it's almost as if someone watched tapings of men and fighters in afghanistan and tried to mimic their behavior, but did so in a very poor manner. >> reporter: before he vanished outside damascus, he had been reporting on the escalating violen
of the financial district to unleash a massive explosion to kill hundreds and strike at the symbol of the u.s. economy but from almost the start the co-conspiratorsing worked spotted. quazi mohammad nafis arrived to study cyber security. yesterday he placed what he believed to be a 1,000 pound truck bomb in front of the federal reserve bank in new york city three blocks from ground zero. >> he came here in january of this year. he got a student visa under the pretext of being a student at a college in missouri. he comes here with the purpose of committing some sort of jihad here in the united states. >> according to the fbi, on wednesday morning, nafis drove the van. he recorded a video to claim responsibility for the attack. he was arrested in the hotel with a cellular phone that he believed to be a detonator. in court documents the fbi said nafis told the undercover agent i just want something big, something very big that will shake the whole country, that will make us one step closer to run the whole world. on wednesday night federal agents were seen carrying out boxes of evidence from his
projects across the country. moving in as the u.s. moves out. >>> the washington post finds the so-called ciscoady hurting economy. potential tax hikes and spending cuts next year have wiped out nearly 1 million jobs this year. that report also says if congress does not act by december 31st, the u.s. could lose 6 million jobs, with the unemployment rate hitting 12% by 2014. >>> the los angeles times reports u.s. decided not to attack on the consulate in libya because officials did not have enough clear intelligence to show what was happening. leon panetta said on thursday, you don't deploy forces into harm's way without knowing what's taking place. >>> and the san francisco chronicle says more than luck is involved in the giants' world series success. the giants beat the tigers 2-0 last night in san francisco and lead the series two games to none. game 3 is tomorrow night i >>> this national weather report sponsored by disney "secret of the wings" now on blu-ray combo pack and hollywood digital. >>> the national archives are supposed to have all of america's most historic documents
questions too about what happens in afghanistan after the u.s. leaves. and about his administration's handling of that attack in libya that left four americans including the u.s. ambassador dead. he's also very likely to be asked about a report in the "new york times" this weekend that said that the u.s. and iranians are on the verge of one on one talks about iran's nuclear program after the election. the white house came out very quickly and denied that but officials tell me they are open with talks with the iranians. the president is likely to be asked about that because some republicans argue that's a sign of weakness. the president likely to argue that it's a sign that his sanctions that he put in place against iran are working and that iran is more willing to negotiate. mr. obama has spent all weekend at camp david going over background materials, meeting with his debate team, and you're likely to hear him tonight describe romney's foreign policy as blundering. you'll hear him talk about the fact that romney's one and only overseas trip ended him embarrassing himself fwuing per
was 2 years old when biden became a u.s. senator. biden has had a lifetime to be a national figure. last night in 90 minutes, paul ryan, much more than just the nomination, he began somebody -- your own poll showed people thought he was knowledgeable, competent, capable. so ryan is doing better. biden was quintessentially biden. in 2008 in his famous debate with palin, he says come with me to restaurant in wimgton wilmington. it had been closed 20 years earlier. biden was so wrong on benghazi last night it will haunt them till the next debate. >> ryan accused biden, said it took the president two weeks to acknowledge this was a terrorist attack. the president did say right after the attack that it was an act of terror. and then biden said we weren't told they wanted more security there. we did not know they wanted more security. as jan pointed out, we've had house hearings that said they asked the state department multiple times for more security. is this a problem for the administration? >> with regard to the debate and the election i don't think people will
a memorial was held for chris stevens, the u.s. ambassador who lost his life in an attack in benghazi, libya. >>> paintings by picasso, month nature and matisse stolen from rotterdam museum. >>> $8 million sail boat flips over on a training run for the america's cup. thankfully everybody is okay. >> all that database >> he's paying a visit to a memorial when she stumbled. >> do you have a nickname for the pumpkin? >> the pleasure dome. >> bam. >> another mitt romney moment is going viral. >> went to a number of women's groups and i said can you help us find folks and they brought us binders of women. >> this is the moment this is the moment. the team worked on this. i justit share on facebook. >> i was going to tweet this. >> tre you go. >> welcome to cbs "this morning." i'm norah o'donnell. charlie is out this time. this. >> i'm no comments about anyone being distracted or disengaged. president obama and mitt romney hit each other early and often in their second debate last night and in a cbs news poll 37% of uncommitted voters who watched the debate said the president won. 30% said romney
and syria. that would be massively destabilizing for the middle east and could even draw in the u.s. turkey is a nato ally. however this morning we've also heard of the senior adviser to the turkish prime minister, who seemed to quell those fears saying turkey has no intention of going to war with syria but that turkey is capable of defending its borders and will retaliate when necessary. >> holly williams, thank you so much. clarissa ward is with us now, reporting on the uprising in syria for more than a year. good morning. >> good morning, charlie and norah. >> good to have you here. >> thank you. >> what is the reaction on the part of the people supporting the rebellion against the government to the fact that they have not been getting the kind of assistance they hoped for or expected? >> i think there's a sense now not just of disappointment, but actually of real bitterness. they know that they cannot win this war without sophisticated anti-aircraft weaponry. it's hard to overemphasize how devastating the effect of the regime's constant aerial b bombardment is on the cities. they know t
. that would be massively destabilizing for the middle east and could even draw in the u.s. because turkey is a nato ally. however, this morning we heard from a senior adviser to the turkey engineer prime minister end he calmed some of those fears by saying turkey has no intention of going to war with syria but capable of defending its borders and will retaliate when necessary. >> clarissa ward is with us and been reporting on the upridesing in syria for more than a war. good to have you here. so what is the reaction on the part of the syrian free army and the people who are supporting the rebellion against the government to the fact that they have not been getting the kind of assistance they hoped for or expected. >> there's a sense of not just of disappointment but of real bitterness. they know that they cannot win this war out sophisticated anti-aircraft weaponry and it's hard to overemphasize how devastating the regime constant aerial bombardment on the people, on the ground, on the cities. they know they need a no fly zone or need those weapons and because they are not getting them fr
" said it was the most tweeted about political event in u.s. history. ari fleischer, big bird needs to ask dora the explorer how she manages to live without taxpayer money. try it big bird. joan rivers, attention pbs, if mitt romney fires big bird i'm ready to fill in. i got the perfect outfit. president obama did not pounce directly during the debates but he did thursday on the trail. >> when he was asked what he would actually do to cut the deficit and reduce spending, he said he would eliminate funding for public television. thank goodness somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. it's about time. we didn't know that big bird was driving the federal deficit. >> reporter: last night the late night shows had fun with it too. [ bleep ] >> fire big bird. >> reporter: for years conservatives have accused pbs of having a liberal bias arguing its federal funds aren't justified. the ceo had this response. >> we are clearly as a country facing such significant challenges, but to talk about pbs as a solution to our budget issues, to me, is unbelievable. >> reporter: the official "sesa
romney. and the poll was split 50/50 on who would do a better job on u.s. policy toward china. the two men met last night with a lot on the line. a cbs news national poll taken before the debate shows president obama leading by just two points, and that is within the margin of error, so it's a statistical tie. we begin this morning with jan crawford. she is in west palm beach with the romney campaign. jan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah. good morning, charlie. this was the first debate, when both candidates left the stage happy. the president hit romney hard. his supporters say he really scored some points. but romney held his own, and his team told me he more than passed the commander in chief test. >> i know you haven't been in a position to actually execute foreign policy, but every time you've offered an opinion, you've been wrong. >> reporter: president obama attacked early and often, at times sounding almost dismissive. >> you mention the navy, for example. that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, becaus
known islamist domestic terror plots foiled since 9/11 nafis is the second suspect in the u.s. on a student visa. >> as an international student did he poll the visa application to the letter? >> yes, de. >> reporter: ken dobbins said nafis left no impression here. >> and he was student for ours for one semester. he asked to leave the university and go to another institution in brooklyn. in july we transferred his record to homeland security saying he's not ours any more he's somebody els. >> reporter: fbi agents told the university president they don't believe the school was a target but with that said, they do believe that nafis had grander ambitions, the destruction of new york's federal reserve bank and he hoped to ruin the american economy. >> google investors are watching wall street this morning. google shares took a nose dive thursday losing more than $60 a share. the fell off was so swear trading google stock was halted for much of the afternoon. rebecca jarvis is here. good morning. >> charlie, good morning. a disappointing earnings report is bad enough but having it
in the u.s. on a student visa.led since >> as an international student al stude did he follow the visa application to the letter? >> yes, he did. >> reporter: ken dobbins said nafis left no impression here.ns sai >> and he was student for ours for one semester. he asked to leave the university and go to another institution in brooklyn. in july we transferred his record to homeland security saying he's not ours any more he's somebody els. >> reporter: fbi agents told the university president they don't believe the school was a target in a terror plot instead heoped to blow up the federal reserve bank in new york city and take wa down the american economy. >> google investors are watching wall street this morning. google shares took a nose dive thursday losing more than $60 a share. the fell off was so swear -- severe trading in google stock was halted for much of the afternoon. rebecca jarvis is here. good morning. >> charlie, good morning. the stocks opened up this morning. on thursday the stock plunged and just about everyone including the company execs themselve
in storm damage and in lost business. that would make it one of the five most expensive hurricanes in u.s. history. speaking of the economic impact, financial markets have just reopened, despite the fact the power is still out on wall street. they were closed monday and tuesday because of sandy. rebecca jarvis is at the new york stock exchange. good morning. >> reporter: charlie and norah, good morning. things went off here this morning without a hitch. the new york stock exchange opened as planned at 9:30 a.m. the bell was rung by new york city mayor mike bloomberg. i recently spoke with the ceo of nyse who told me that this was one of the big hurdles. getting things open, running smoothly in the beginning of the day was one of the big obstacles that they were looking at. now that we've gotten past that, this site is running on generator power. most of lower manhattan, frankly, doesn't have electricity. the new york stock exchange is running on generator power so that generator is going to be an important component of keeping things running smoothly throughout the rest of the day. as wil
of the five most expensive hurricanes in u.s. history. speaking of the economic impact financial markets plan to reopen this morning despite the fact that the power is still out on wall street. they've been closed since friday because of sandy. rebecca jarvis is at the new york stock exchange. rebecca, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the rest of lower manhattan right now has its power out but here at the new york stock exchange they are running on generators, they anticipate they will open today at 9:30 a.m. mayor mike bloomberg will ring the opening bell here. the new york stock exchange, the physical body where i am itself suffered no damage from hurricane sandy. neither did the servers, they are based in new jersey and chicago and other parts around new york. these things keep stocks going. in order to reopen they ran multiple tests yesterday. about 50 personnel from the new york stock exchange actually stayed here overnight and they arranged to have carpools to bring people in, bring traders in this morning, people stayed because a nber of traders as we've been reporting come in
over when u.s. officials knew the attack on libyan consulate was terror related. this morning we know a terror suspect now in custody in tunisia claimed responsibility on facebook just hours after the attack. john miller is here. john, good morning. what do we make of this arrest in tunisia? >> well this is somebody we've been tracking for a while. this was an individual who was in custody a couple of weeks ago in turkey and the fbi was actively trying to get an interview with him in turkey and the turks deported him to tunisia. they are negotiating with the tunisian government. he's reportedly behind that posting claiming responsibility. the question about him is that it probably doesn't make him a leader of ansar al sharia claiming response about it but he may have had access to the leaders. i should add in they believe he was there at the scene of the attack not just posting information. >> what about these emails that have been on tand? many critics say they are a smoke gun. 24 hours after the attack we have this group claiming responsibility on facebook. we heard secretary clinto
was 2 years old when biden became a u.s. senator. biden has had a lifetime to be a national figure. last night in 90 minutes paul ryan much more than just getting the nomination, he became somebody who became real. people thought he was knowledgeable being competent, capable. so ryan is doing better. biden was biden. in 2008 in his famous debate with palin he says come with me to this restaurant in wilmington which had closed 20 years earlier. biden on benghazi was so wrong last night it will haunt them. >> let me ask you about that, governor. biden did specifically say quote, ryan accused biden said, it took the president two weeks to acknowledge this was a terrorist attack. the president did say right after the attack that it was an act of terror and then biden said we western told they wanted more security there, we did not know they wanted more security. as jan pointed out we had house hearings they asked the state department multiple times for more security. >> with regard to the debate and the election i don't think people will be voting on benghazi. they are voting on who do you t
president joe biden about romney's claim that the u.s. should do more to stop iran's nuclear ambitions. >> iran is more isolated today than it was when we took office. iran has significant influence, not only in the shia world, but in the sunni world. and cowered their neighbors. the world was split on iran. we were viewed as somehow by the rest are of the world as being too unilateral. today it is isolated. but the only thing that i heard -- maybe i missed something -- governor romney say tonight that he would have done it sooner. when, in fact before he was -- i don't know what he was saying before. >> well governor romney in the past has been very top of your administration's handling of the security situation in benghazi libya and the protection of our diplomats there. tonight he took a pass on that particular issue. i do have to ask you about a piece in "the wall street journal" this morning. they reported that the president was told in his presidential daily briefing for more than a week after that that the assault grew out of a spontaneous protest. and they
the attack in labia that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens led to one very heated exchange. >> you said in the rose garden the day after the attack it was an act of terror it was not a spontaneous demonstration. >> please proceed, governor. >> i want to make sure we get that for the record. it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in benghazi an act of terror. >> get the transcript. >> we're completely off immigration. >> i thought we were talking about immigration. >> quickly mr. president, if i could have you sit down, governor romney. thank you. >> governor we have produced more oil. >> how much did you cut licenses and permits on federal land and water? >> governor romney here is what we did. there were a whole bunch of oil companies. >> i had a question. how much did you cut them by? >> i'm happy to answer the question. >> mr. president, have you looked at your pension? >> i've got to say -- >> mr. president have you looked at your pension? >> i don't look at my pension. it's not as big as yours. >> let me give you some advice. >> i d
operations, u.s. coast guard. we also have local teams, mutual aid, search and rescue teams we've sent in to support this response. >> craig, what's been the biggest surprise to you so far in this storm? >> unfortunately it hasn't been a surprise. it's been what we were looking at. you hoped it wasn't going to be this bad. but i think what we've seen is this storm surge was going to be one of the biggest threats. i think that was one of the things that people needed to understand. unfortunately, it did happen. >> craig fugate thank you. earlier, we heard from jim axelrod, that new york university medical center had to evacuate patients last night, losing power and emergency generators failed. dr. jon lapook was there. god good morning. >> god morningod morning, charlie. i got there late last night. the lobby was filled with doctors, nurses firemen, police trying to get people out of the hospital. they've gotten all but 50 out. that included kids neonatal icu kids. four of them were intubated. when i got there, they were being brought out, bagged manually. one was a
can. right now our lead federal agency, support of the search and rescue operations, u.s. coast guard. we also have a lot of local teams, search and rescue teams, we have sent in and support this response. >> craig, what has been the biggest surprise for you so far in this storm? >> unfortunately it hasn't been the surprise. it has been what we were looking at. you hoped it wasn't going to be this bad. but i think that what we have seen is -- this storm surge was going to be one of the biggest threats. i think that was one of the things that people needed to understand and, unfortunately, it did happen. >> craig fugate thank you. earlier we heard from jim axelrod, the new york university medical center had to evacuate more than 200 patients last night. the hospital had lost power and emergency generator failed. >> good morning. >> what did you see? >> you know charlie, when i got there, it was an extraordinary scene. the stakes could not have been higher. i got there a little bit before midnight. lobby was filled with doctors and nurses and policemen, firem
, strong rain, record-high tides and heavy snow to the northeastern u.s. david bernard, chief meteorologist for our nbc affiliate, channel 4, brings us the latest. >> a category 1 hurricane in the bahamas. it is a little bit weaker than it was this time yesterday, maximum sustained winds 80 miles per hour. it slowed down a little bit, moving to the northwest at 13. now we think that the storm will leave the bahamas tonight and it's going to parallel the east coast for the next 24 to 48 hours. so by sunday night, early monday morning, it will be roughly east of the outer banks of north carolina and then that infamous turn to the west is expected to occur some time on monday or monday night and an approach to the coastline like that, whether you're talking chesapeake bay or further north toward long island coming in from the east, that's not a very good direction. it's a very unusual one. one of the reasons for it is we have this big roadblock in the central atlantic, big blocking high that will force the storm westward, then it will get caught up in this cold air. there could be factors with
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